AMES, Iowa – Though you’ve never met Majd Abdulghani, you may already know her – her voice, at least. Abdulghani is from Saudi Arabia.
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University scientists will contribute to a new effort to map the genomes of 26 lines of corn, an ambitious project that will allow plant breeders and farmers to harness the crop’s vast genetic diversity.
Daniela Flores, a doctoral student in interdepartmental genetics, is the first ISU graduate student elected to serve on the board of directors for the Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science.
Richard Willham, emeritus professor in animal science, died Dec. 31. He was 85. Willham received a master’s degree in animal breeding and a doctorate from ISU. He served on the faculty in the animal science department, and in 1979 became a C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture.
Patrick Schnable, agronomy and director of the Plant Sciences Institute, helped test applications of graphene-based sensors-on-tape that can be attached to plants and provide data to researchers and farmers about water use in crops.
Evolutionary bottlenecks brought on by domestication have caused the genome of corn to retain harmful mutations over the course of millennia, according to a new study from Matthew Hufford, ecology, evolution and organ
An online database built by ISU scientists, including Walter Moss, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, provides a new tool with which researchers can study human biology.
ISU has had a SACNAS chapter for over four years, expanding the chapter size to 20 active members.
Sex chromosomes at the time of fertilization determines the sex of most snakes and lizards.
Jeanne Serb, ecology, evolution and organismal biology, has been appointed the new director for ISU’s Office of Biotechnology and chair of the Biotechnology Council. Her appointment begins Jan. 1.
Matthew Ellinwood, Jason Ross, Christopher Tuggle and Jack Dekkers, animal science, were recently issued a patent titled, “Genetic Test and Genetic Basis for SCID in Pigs.”
AMES, Iowa – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is honoring an Iowa State researcher who studies the molecular mechanisms of plant viruses and another who develops software that unlocks the power of supercomputers.
Dr. Richard Martin’s work with parasites has led to many discoveries that has global relevance for both human and animal health. In recognition of his work in this field, Martin has been named the inaugural holder of the Dr.
A $1 million grant will help Thomas Lubberstedt and Kathleen Delate, agronomy, advance the genetics of corn varieties intended to be grown in organic settings. The project aims to improve the performance of field and sweet corn varieties in conditions unique to organic production systems
The National Science Foundation renewed the grant of Diane Bassham (genetics, development and cell biology professor) and Gustavo MacIntosh (biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology associate professor), effective Aug. 1.
Agronomy Hall may be the only building on campus with a boot scraper at most entrances – as many faculty, staff and students are doing field work. In a recent Facebook post, the agronomy department gave a shout out to their “awesome custodial crew!”
Tom Lubberstedt, agronomy, has been awarded a $1 million grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Kan Wang was presented with the professorship at a medallion ceremony Oct. 6 by Wendy Wintersteen, endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
ISU was ranked the third best college for agricultural sciences in a recent posting by Niche, a website that provides readers with information on choosing schools, from K-12 up through college.
Nick Serao, James Koltes and James Reecy, animal science, have been involved in developing the vision and agenda for the Livestock HTP and Big Data conference, scheduled for Nov. 13-14 in Beltsville, Md.
Matt Helmers and Basil Nikolau received the Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research at the CALS convocation on Sept. 12.
Obituary of Peter A. Peterson
Ames, Iowa – Iowa State University researchers have received a grant to further develop innovative technology that allows them to scour the genome of zebrafish for genes that might lead to advances in human health.
Leonor Leandro, Larry Halverson and Gwyn Beattie, plant pathology and microbiology, and Matt Liebman, agronomy, received a three-year grant from USDA-NIFA’S Agriculture and Food Research Initiative on “Unraveling the Mechanisms Underlying Beneficial Impacts of Diversified Cropping Systems on Pest